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Bulldogs dominate Braves in football’s season opener

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Last season’s first-team all-league running back, Brandon Gansch, returned with a flourish as he rushed for 159 yards on 10 carries and scored 4 touchdowns on the night.

Gansch is running this season with an angel on his shoulder pads after his father’s death in a motorcycle accident this summer. James Gansch was a super fan not just of Brandon, but of all the Ramona players. As such, the team has chosen to honor James by wearing his initials on their helmets this season. Brandon seemed to score at will during the game.

Bulldogs beat El Cajon 55-13 in first game of season

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Ramona High School Bulldog Erik Schmidt runs the ball in Ramona varsity’s first game of the season against El Cajon Valley High.

The Bulldogs won 55-13 in El Cajon Friday night.

Scrimmages give Bulldogs taste of things to come

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After weeks in the weight room, hot summer days on the gridiron, and even weekly yoga classes, the Ramona High School football program was ready for battle in what has become an annual tradition in late August: The San Pasqual 4-Way Scrimmage.

This event serves as the last tune-up before it counts, with the 2014 season beginning Friday night, Aug. 29, at El Cajon Valley High School.

Grandmother earns medals in Triple Crown half marathons

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Describing herself as “very, very poorly coordinated,” adding with a chuckle, “ask my granddaughters,” Kathy Carpenter has finally found a sport in which she can excel.

The 71-year-old Ramonan has been running half marathons and just completed the Triple Crown — a trio of half marathons in San Diego County. She took first place among women in the 70-74 age division for each race.

“I’m just having fun,” Carpenter said.

Football scrimmages Friday: ‘Important day for the teams’

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Ramona High School football teams will travel to San Pasqual High School to participate in CIF scrimmages on Friday, Aug. 22.

Varsity starts at 6 p.m., preceded by junior varsity at 4 p.m. and freshmen at 2 p.m. Admission is free, and the fans are welcome to see how the teams do in their first contests against other teams this season.

The scrimmages will be played against San Pasqual, Carlsbad and El Capitan high schools.

86-year-old golfer amazes with tournament performance

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The results from this year’s San Vicente Men’s Senior Golf Club Championship will likely be the topic of Par Lounge conversation for many years.

For the second year Barry Barefoot was the overall low gross champion, but the buzz this year was from the performance of the overall low net champion, Galen Bowman.

Bowman is 86 years old, and known to be a perfect gentleman, a fixture on the golf course, and Mr. Baseball at Ramona High School.

Ramona Soccer League to kick off 35th season with Opening Ceremonies

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Ramona Soccer League will start its 35th season of fall soccer with a party called Opening Ceremonies at the soccer fields on Friday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m.
“Not only will the teams show off their uniforms for the first time, but there will be plenty of activities and food to keep the whole family entertained,” said league parent David Williams.
Food will be available to buy as all the Intra players man booths to raise money for their respective teams. The league will also be selling nachos, popcorn, carne asada and more.
“We’ll even have the Kona Ice truck on hand to beat the heat,” commented Williams.
For the silent auction, each team has put together a basket of goodies for bidding. Among the prospective deals is a $1,000 family picture package.
More information about the league is at www.ramonasoccer.com.

Former Olympian shares more than volleyball tips at Ramona camp

Connie Halfaker, head coach of Ramona High’s girls varsity team, organized this summer’s volleyball camp, but she didn’t lead all the sessions.

She left the two high school camps to former Olympic player Eric Sato.

BU14 team wins tournament championship

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Dustin wasn’t finished scoring for the day. He added another goal in the team’s second game against Temecula United. Jimmy Cheney and PJ Scholl added goals to give Ramona a 3-1 win.

Sunday morning pitted the Ramona team against LA Galaxy South Bay. LA Galaxy got a break with a penalty kick that resulted in a goal and carried the team to a 2-1 win over Ramona. Emerson Fuentes put Ramona’s only goal into the net.

Despite the loss, Ramona qualified for the finals Sunday evening. Once again, Intra players faced LA Galaxy South Bay, giving them a chance to avenge their loss earlier in the day.

Bulldog football team enjoys Chargers game and tailgate party

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Ramona High School varsity football players line up for Slater’s 50/50 burgers at a tailgate party during the San Diego Chargers pre-season game Aug. 7 against the Dallas Cowboys. The Bulldog staff and players won tickets to the game and to the tailgate party from which proceeds will help fund equipment.

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